Apple adds more diversity to its Executive Profiles web page

By , Aug 15, 2014

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Just three days after releasing its diversity report in which it was revealed that its employees are 55% of white and 70% male, Apple made an interesting move by adding five Vice Presidents to the Executive Profiles page on its website.

Of course, it could be the cynic in me believing that adding two women is just pure coincidence, but it’s definitely a timely addition.

Now listed on the Executive Profiles page are:

The five execs have all been working at Apple for several months so it’s definitely an interesting timing to have them added to the Executive Profiles page just now. If anything, it shows that Apple is putting its money where its mouth is, a move than can only be praised as it shows willingness to really increase diversity at the company.

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  • Cameron Nelms

    Whoo! One black person!
    I’m just playing good for them!

    • Jeremy

      It’s a good thing to have a female PoC (person/people of color) on there. You don’t ever really see many having leading positions in companies.

  • Dan

    Positive discrimination, gotta love it. Hopefully the new recruits actually deserved it, I’ve witnessed this firsthand where it was obviously not the case…

    • Decio Arruda

      Yeah, agreed. Specially when trying to get into a good college, it’s “hard being white” because colleges want diversity for a good numbers instead of good students. Not saying that other people don’t deserve it of course but I think people get my point.

      • Rowan09

        Why would it be harder when the majority is white and you’re white? It’s harder for a minority to get into those schools because they do it for a quota.

      • Decio Arruda

        Colleges want diversity because it shows good numbers so, most likely they’ll accept an Indian person over me with the same grades if it comes down to it.

      • Rowan09

        Maybe, but most people accepted are not minorities. Most whites would be chosen over minorities (in most cases).

    • Rowan09

      I have never seen anyone not qualified get a job based on color or race.

      • Dan

        I have. They tell us that for every minority they hire, it opens up two more spots for ‘non minority’. I saw someone get the job contract over others who had more than twice the seniority, and I can assure you that it was not due to being qualified (we clearly saw that later as well). I think jobs should go to those who deserve it, we should forget about race/gender.

      • Rowan09

        In theory it sounds good but it’s not realistic. It’s a fact that being a minority or a woman works negatively against you in the workforce.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    I still dont realise why there’s discrimination.. Why Apple released the diversity report.. Its like promoting discrimination!

  • Mgggb

    Base who you give a job to on skill and skill alone, if two candidates are equally qualified, base the choice on people skills, etc. You can eliminate racism by ignoring race all together. I don’t want to know I got into university, got a job, etc because I’m black or a woman, I want to know that I was the best.

    It’s all about work ethic of the idevidual. If you get used to getting everything handed to you, what will you teach your children? What will they teach theirs?

    • Mgggb

      Just to add: affirmative action is the most unamerican thing that has happened to the country. The founding fathers are rolling in their graves.

      • Rowan09

        You can’t really believe that can you? Unless you’ve been under a rock racism is alive and well this country and the world. It’s only fair that companies are forced to hire other people by law when those people are the ones that make them richer. I went into Target this week purchased some items and when I got to the security guard to leave, he stopped me and asked for my receipt while let the white lady and man behind me go. I don’t wear my pants to my knees (it’s just dumb) and was dress in sweats and a t shirt for work. Racism is never going anywhere so to think people will hire on qualifications alone is just not true, the FDNY is majority white and got used because they were deliberately passing over minorities who scored higher on the test.

      • Mgggb

        I’m not saying that there is not racism, but what I mean is that highering someone who is under qualified because their black or whatever, is wrong and is blatantly racist against whites. But if someone tries to argue that, they are shot down as racist.

        Could it be possible that there are more white men working at apple because they were the most qualified? Maybe there are not more women CEOs because there are less woman who are qualified.

      • Rowan09

        What does color have to do with qualifications? Are you saying it’s just a coincidence most people at the top people in these companies are white because of qualifications over another race? Come on now. There’s no need for anyone to cry over how society is and always will be, so I know I will have to work twice as hard.

    • have_gun_will_travel

      Amen!

  • http://pluspremieres.org/ Carlos

    Diversity for the sake of diversity, gotta love it.

    Hopefully they were right for the job, but I’m guessing it was more to satisfy the complainers who think everybody’s a racist. I guess having the best qualifications doesn’t matter anymore.

  • n0ahcruz3

    This is US of A where they complain just about everything. This is more of a PR movement to calm the people concerning diversity within the company.

  • jack

    stupid.. choosing people based on the color of their skin.. american hypocrisy

  • Tyler

    black lady looks like she just smoked a bowl

    • Rowan09

      I’m black and sad to say she does.

      • Tyler

        haha I mean there isn’t anything wrong the occasional doob but you’re takin your company picture lady

      • Rowan09

        Lol

  • Marcus

    I hate all of this talk about discrimination and all that. Companies and universities shouldn’t be required to have a certain amount of diversity in their community. I think it’s completely unfair. I know the reason for it is to give other groups of people opportunities, but I still don’t find it to be fair. The people that are qualified and well suited for the job or role are the people that should be selected. We’re all equal and the same people. As humans, we shouldn’t have to look at each other’s race and recognize all of the differences we have.

    • Disasterpiece

      Did you see the stat “55% of white and 70% male?” I’m pretty sure there are some very talented non-white men out there who should be given a shot…. and if you ever had a real job in the real world, you would know that “it’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know” is a highly accurate saying.

      In a perfect world, gender and race don’t matter… but we don’t live in that world.

      • Marcus

        Yeah, I wish we did live in a world where gender and race didn’t matter. Anyways, my point was that you shouldn’t have to look at someone’s race or gender when giving someone a job.

  • Forlani

    Liberalism is clearly a mental disorder thats infected the west.

    • Marcus

      It’s infecting the entire world sadly.

  • Disasterpiece

    I’m more disappointed that 70% of their workforce is male than anything. The world is comprised of 56% women… and most women I know own iPhones/iPads

    • Dan

      I’m guessing it’s a bit of a culture thing as well. Men tend to be more interested in technology than women, heck I had to twist my wife’s arm just to get a smart phone. This may very well be a factor in why 70% of their workforce is male. I do concur that the glass ceiling exists though.